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Tag Archives: charter schools
A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools Part One 17 Days in November from N.O. Education Equity Roundtable on Vimeo.
Columbus has 17 charter school failures in one year. Columbus Dispatch, 1/12/2014. Nine of the 17 schools that closed in 2013 lasted only a few months this past fall. When they closed, more than 250 students had to find new … Continue reading
The full report is here [PDF] and not very long…. The first finding is pretty easy—even if you are dogmatically opposed to the privatization of public schools, if the choice is between a “failing” operator and a new one, you’d … Continue reading
Parental “choice” seems to be Louisiana’s major tool in reforming public education. Parents need adequate information in order to make informed choices. Even with this information, how does “choice” actually improve the quality of schools? Is it really school choice … Continue reading
Part I. The point? Watch it not grow but slam into being. ______ State seeks $2.4 billion from U.S. to pay teachers: N.O. schools’ plans to be revealed today, (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. 9/14/05. Print. With about 25,700 Louisiana public school employees displaced by … Continue reading
Limit to contract clauses proposed, The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate, 4/2/12 The headline is oddly flat and uninformative, considering what the bill was sparked by and is aimed at: anti-discrimination language in charter school contracts. I think the answer to this “dilemma” … Continue reading
Mead, Julie, and Preston Green. Chartering Equity: Using Charter School Legislation and Policy to Advance Equal Educational Opportunity. National Education Policy Center, U. of Colorado, Feb. 21, 2012. PDF. Charter schools are not panaceas—they can expand educational options or replicate … Continue reading
Item #1: Obama Calls for Remaking of No Child Left Behind [It’s telling that this appears on “The Politics and Government Blog of the Times.”] In his remarks, Mr. Obama called for changes to the education law that would push … Continue reading
There’s been controversy over the plan to transfer management of Craig Elementary School to FirstLine Schools. Now FirstLine is set to manage Dibert Elementary School, currently a RSD-run school which will become a charter in the 2010-2011 school year. The … Continue reading
HT: Dr. Lance Hill BESE blocks creation of charter school in Opelousas The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has blocked efforts to establish Acadiana Charter School in Opelousas and two other schools sought in New Orleans. Deborah Harkins, one … Continue reading